- chuck1 S2 [tʃʌk] v [T] informal especially BrE[Date: 1500-1600; Origin: Perhaps from Old French chuquer 'to knock']1.) to throw something in a careless or relaxed waychuck sth on/out of/into etc sth▪ Tania chucked her bag down on the sofa.▪ I chucked a few things into a suitcase and left.chuck sb sth▪ Chuck me that pen, would you?2.) to throw something away because you do not want it any more▪ I think I might have chucked it by mistake.3.) also chuck sth<=>into leave your job▪ You haven't chucked your job, have you?4.) BrE to end a romantic relationship with someone▪ Why did Judy chuck him?5.) chuck it downto rain very heavily▪ It chucked it down all afternoon.6.) chuck sb under the chinto gently touch someone under their chin in a friendly waychuck away [chuck sth<=>away] phr vto throw something away because you do not want it any more▪ I chucked all my old clothes away when we moved house.chuck off [chuck sb off sth] phr v1.) to make someone leave a place or stop using something▪ He'll chuck you off his land if he finds you.2.) chuck yourself off sthto jump from somewhere that is very high▪ She tried to chuck herself off the bridge twice last week.chuck out [chuck sb/sth<=>out] phr v1.) to throw something away because you do not want it any more▪ It was broken so I chucked it out.2.) to make someone leave a place or a job▪ Their landlord chucked them out when they couldn't pay the rent.chuck somebody/something<=>out of▪ They got chucked out of the pub for fighting.chuck in [chuck sth<=>in] phr vto leave your job▪ He had a job as a driver but he chucked it in.▪ I decided to chuck it all in and go to Australia.chuck 2chuck2 n[Date: 1700-1800; Origin: chuck 'large awkward-shaped piece' (17-19 centuries), probably from chock]1.)part of a machine that holds something firmly so that it does not move2.) [singular] spokena friendly word used to address someone in some parts of Northern England
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.